PCCD Presents Governor's Awards for Outstanding Citizen Crime Prevention

Oct 22, 2010, 12:21 ET from Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency

GRANTVILLE, Pa., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency today recognized 12 individuals who worked to keep their communities safe and free of crime.  

Eleven others were recognized with the Governor's Citizen Crime Prevention Award. A special award was given to a Montgomery County law enforcement officer who demonstrated outstanding dedication to crime prevention in his community.

"This year's winners provide vital assistance to law enforcement in their communities, working together with the common goal of maintaining peace and security," said Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Chairman Walter M. Phillips Jr. "They are truly deserving of recognition and praise for their continued dedication to keeping communities safe from crime."

This year's Governor's citizen award recipients are: Ronnie Palmer, Allentown; Beatrice Flack, Bala Cynwyd; Stephanie McKinney, Biglerville; Carole Canonico, Etters; William Allen and Liz Dibert, of Harrisburg; Minerva Grossman, Glenside; Majeedah Rashid and John Vearling, Philadelphia; Sharonann McDermott, Wilkes-Barre; and Steve Andrews, Yardley.

Officer Frederick Lynch of Upper Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County, received the Crime Prevention Officer of the Year award.

PCCD is the state's leading agency for criminal justice policy issues, distributing state and federal funding to programs designed to prevent crime and strengthen communities. PCCD also provides essential support services to law enforcement agencies and offers financial support to victims of crime.

For more information, visit www.pccd.state.pa.us or call 717-705-0888.

Media contact: Tara Mead, 717-265-8470

Editor's Note: For biographical information on the citizen award winners, visit http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/document/895801/bioinfo1022meeting-2_doc_pdf

SOURCE Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency